Echidna Chasm - Purnululu National Park
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Echidna Chasm - Purnululu National Park

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Schlüsselworte: canyon, gorge, chasm, kimberley, outback

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Echidna Chasm is one of the attractions of Purnululu National Park in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. The soft chasm walls were once part of a river bed. The shadows cast by these high chasm walls often give travellers very welcome shade during the hot Kimberley days.

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This rumor ignores 40,000 years of pre-European human history, especially the Aboriginal concept of Dreamtime, an interesting explanation of physical and spiritual reality.

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Text by Steve Smith.

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